Helene’s ring is available on eBay.

Helene’s ring is available on eBay.
The ring Aaron Buerge gave to Helene Eksterowicz when he proposed to her on The Bachelor 2 isn’t on her finger any more, since the couple broke up. But now, you can own that ring–”a piece of memorabilia from one of America’s most popular reality tv dating shows watched by over 30 million viewers!” As TV Barn noticed, it’s being auctioned off on eBay. But wait, you don’t just get the ring, but you also get “a chance to meet [Aaron and Helene] in person plus receive personalized and signed items.” And–even better–you get an autographed copy of Helene’s book. The ring contains a 2.15 carat oval diamond and two trillion diamonds, and is valued at $34,300. Starting bid: $17,500. Number of bids over the past eight days: 0.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.